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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    01-FEB-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Our philosophy programme is a distance-learning course designed for those with a broad interest in core areas of philosophy. It services the needs of philosophy graduates who wish to deepen their understanding of philosophy as well as graduates of cognate subjects who seek to develop a sophisticated understanding of philosophical debates.

Students can choose from a range of modules covering a variety of different themes and specialist areas, as well as develop their own dissertation project.

The programme is delivered via distance learning. There is no requirement to visit our campus, although you are always welcome to do so. The programme consists of online lectures, discussion forums and one-to-one tutorials.

Course Overview

By focusing on such areas of Philosophy, the Philosophy (MA) services the needs of graduates who wish to build upon their first degree in Philosophy or a cognate discipline, e.g. as preparation for a research degree.

The programme also meets the needs of teachers of A-level Philosophy, in that its modules overlap core parts of the A-level Philosophy curriculum, such as Philosophy of Religion and Ethics.

However Philosophy (MA) is sufficiently broad in the extent to be also suitable for anyone who is looking to broaden their acquaintance with, and understanding of, philosophy as it is practiced in the English speaking world today.

Candidates will be able to choose from a range of modules covering a variety of different themes and specialist areas. The modules are built around the research specialisms of our academic staff all of whom are research active and regularly publish their thoughts and ideas.

Philosophy (MA) is a modular programme. In part I, students take six 20-credit modules. In part II, students are required to write a dissertation.

Assessment

Philosophy (MA) grounds your learning across a number of different theoretical and practical areas, specific geographical contexts, and historical themes and perspectives. This is accomplished through a blend of teaching assessments, including a final dissertation focused on a subject of your choice.

Career Opportunities

The programme will help students to develop skills that are valuable to a wide range of employers, such as the ability to: analyse complex information in a critical manner; present clear and coherent arguments; present complex information in a clear manner.

More particularly, the programme will attract students who are looking to take up future employment opportunities, or are already in employment, in areas or sectors where an understanding of philosophical issues will be of benefit.

This may include voluntary workers, teachers and trainers, academics, community and government-based agencies and projects, intercultural, multi-faith networks dedicated to building community relations, reconciliation and reconstruction schemes with various global agencies and disaster relief bodies.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 10,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

  • University League Table

    103rd

  • Campus address

    University of Wales Trinity Saint David, College Road, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31 3EP, Wales

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    38th out of 51

  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    n/a

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    16th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.43 89%

    2nd

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